I just wanted to bring you guys up to speed on our DIY 4 machines. So far they are both performing great. We have had a delay in the project, caused by a bigger project taking priority.
Last week Matrox introduced the Axio LE realtime hardware for Premeire Pro 2.0. This is a professional level realtime NLE solution that costs $4,495 and requires a pretty serious machine to run it in. We have been busy installing and testing it in our DIY3 dual Xeon workstation. We've had to add some upgrades - Axio LE requires a very serious graphics card - in our system we installed an ATI1800XL.
The good news is that so far, our DIY3 machine is holding it's own with Axio LE. For uncompressed HD we are going to have to add either a SCSI or Fibre Channel RAID solution.
We have Matrox coming in tommorow for indeth training and testing. We hope to get back to the DIY4 project next week.